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All right, ladies, for those of you who've ever worn false lashes, admit it: there's a fine art to applying them. Wait for the glue to get tacky, apply them just so, get them in place, etc. It really does take practice! And while regular lashes are hard enough, can you imagine getting these babies on? paperself.com
These are Paperself lashes, the most gorgeous false lashes I've ever seen! They're laser cut from paper into all sorts of designs, featuring horses, antlers, flora, and more! There's even a spiderweb design! Two of the designs, Deer&Butterfly and Peacock, were featured in The Hunger Games. I can only imagine the skills the makeup artists had for that film.
Paperself's site explains that these lashes are inspired by the ancient Chinese art of paper-cutting, and lists what each animal/symbol on each of their designs mean – for example, a peony is a symbol and happiness and good fortune. So maybe these lashes are gorgeous and lucky! Either way, I'm definitely craving a pair, especially since prom is coming up soon. I think a pair of these beauties would really liven up any formal look, don't you?
Paperself operates in the U.K. but ships to many places, including the U.S. Prices range from around 10 euros and up. There are lots of different designs to choose from, and come in two sizes: One to cover your entire lash line, and another to accentuate your outer lashes.
Paperself's site has explanations, a blog complete with pictures of employees and the latest news within the company, and an online store, which also offers "regular lashes." Bloggers all over the net have featured the lashes, including Michelle Phan, who posted an article about them and featured them in a giveaway. I am not ashamed to admit that I frantically entered that contest, though to my dismay but not surprise, I didn't win. Oh well!
I plan on ordering a pair of lashes for prom, I just can't decide which pair to get! I love the way they're all so delicate and detailed, but I really enjoy the peacock design, which is available in a small size. I also like the small peony design. I think I favor the smaller designs because I like the way the lashes look when applied to just the corners; it really makes your eyes look bigger; they pop in a glamorous, unexpected way, while not overpowering your face.
Whether you want to just look at the beautiful shots of the lashes, or purchase a pair for yourself, head on over to Paperself's site and check it out! I hope to see more lashes like these in stores, and hopefully on beautiful faces everywhere!